Trump's previously announced visit to Ireland in question

Donald Trump with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at The Capitol in Washington in March

Trump's visit was scheduled for November 12, a day after the Armistice Day celebration, and he was to spend a day in Dublin before visiting his golf course in Doonbeg on the Atlantic coast, the newspaper reports.

"We've got to work out on a programme and all the rest of it but I think any programme we will have will have to respect the fact that we will inaugurating our own President on the 11th of November".

The visit would have been Trump's first to Ireland since becoming president.

In March Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Trump met in the White House to discuss trade, immigration, climate change and human rights.

However, later on Tuesday evening (local Washington time), the White House confirmed to the Irish ambassador that the trip to Ireland had indeed been cancelled due to "scheduling conflicts".

The government of Prime Minister Leo Varadka confirmed in a statement that "the proposed visit of the USA president on November 12 was postponed" and that Washington "cited scheduling reasons".

Mr Varadkar said there is a standing invitation for any US president to come to Ireland and many have in the past.

Political parties including Labour and the Greens had said they would be protesting against Mr Trump's visit.

It was to be Mr Trump's first visit to Ireland since he assumed the office.

"The relationship between Ireland and the U.S.is so strong and so important, much more important than any Irish government or any US administration", he told Irish broadcaster RTE.

The UK campaigners behind the controversial balloon said the Irish trip was an "excellent opportunity" to "troll" Mr Trump yet again.

And he pointed to the lack of a USA ambassador to Ireland for two years when he said: "I think it's time to try and get this relationship sorted".

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